About the scheme
We have been allocated £2,470,714 by the Department of Work & Pensions. This is to support those hit hardest by the cost-of-living crisis. The scheme will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
We can consider 2 applications during the scheme:
- one application in the first 6 months - April to September
- a second application - October to March
We will pay the money into your bank account. It does not need to be repaid.
Households in receipt of a Welfare Benefit can receive £150.
Households not in receipt of a Welfare Benefit can receive between £250 and £500. This depends on the size of your household.
Who can apply
To apply for Household Support, you must:
- be over 16 years of age
- live in Torbay
- be on a welfare benefit/tax credit or have a disposable income of less than £50 per week
Awards will normally only be given to people liable for fuel costs. Exceptions do apply to people who are homeless.
How to apply
Choose the right claim form:
If you are in receipt of Universal Credit or any other means-tested benefit including Pension Credit or Tax Credit
Apply here for the Household Support fund for households on welfare benefit
If you are not in receipt of any means-tested benefit or tax credit but have a disposable income of less than £50pw.
Apply here for the Household Support fund for households not on welfare benefit
Supply your evidence